Yacoub Qassar
Senior Lawyer

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Yacoub Qassar


    With nearly 30 years in legal practice in the UAE and Jordan, Yacoub brings with him a great wealth of experience, including 12 years as the Head of the Legal Department at Invest Bank, Jordan. Yacoub is an expert Arabic lawyer and drafter with experience and legal knowledge across the entire spectrum of Al Jallaf’s work. In particular, Yacoub possesses a deep understanding of commercial transactions and banking practices, enabling him to offer practical as well as legally sound advice. His areas of expertise include commercial litigation, loans and other financial agreements, financial structuring, corporate insolvency, project work and regulatory compliance.

    • BA in Law, University of Damascus, Syria (1980)

    • Bar Association of Jordan (1986)
    • Legal Committee of the Association of Banks, Jordan (2001-2012)
    • Legal Committee of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce (2015-present)


    • Represented and advised Jordanian Banks in a case of fraud that resulted in losses of over USD 150 million
    • Acted on behalf of a multinational oil and gas company in a case of fraud and breach of contract across multiple jurisdictions, including the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award in the UAE
    • Acted on behalf of a leading regional bank in respect of fraud linked to Islamic financing arrangements;
    • Advised the respondent in respect of a multi-party, international fraud allegation
    • Advised a multinational telecommunications company in respect of a labor dispute with a senior employee
    • File manager and senior litigator on two AED multibillion claims before UAE courts


    • Advised on SME financing arrangements

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